Oley, Pennsylvania

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Oley, Pennsylvania
The Milloth House
The Milloth House
Oley is located in Pennsylvania
Oley
Oley
Oley is located in the US
Oley
Oley
Coordinates: 40°23′15″N 75°47′23″W / 40.38750°N 75.78972°W / 40.38750; -75.78972Coordinates: 40°23′15″N 75°47′23″W / 40.38750°N 75.78972°W / 40.38750; -75.78972
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
TownshipOley
Elevation
443 ft (135 m)
Population
 • Total1,282
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19547
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1198264[2]

Oley (also called Friedensburg) is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Oley Township, Berks County, United States,[3] located along Routes 73 and 662. The entire township is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Friedens United Church of Christ in the village

The Little Manatawny Creek flows SE through Oley into the Manatawny Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River. Berks Career and Technology Center has a campus in Oley serving eastern Berks County. Oley Valley High School and Reading Motorcycle Club are also located in Oley. The ZIP code of Oley is 19547.[4] As of the 2010 census[5] the population was 1,282 residents.

History[edit]

A post office called Oley Furnace was established in 1828, and renamed Oley in 1836.[6] The community took its name from Oley Township.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Oley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Oley, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ https://www.census.gov/#
  6. ^ "Berks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Some peculiar post office names in Berks". Reading Eagle. Nov 27, 1910. p. 11. Retrieved 2 December 2015.